Happy Mother’s Day!

This week the Lake was still reading 78% full with an elevation of 222.40′. Pardee was releasing 2,749 C.F.S. into Lake Camanche which was releasing. 2,402 cubic feet per second into the Mokelumne River at the time of this report.  Pardee Lake was at 101% of capacity and releasing water over the spillway.  

For more information regarding water levels, you can visit http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=RES

Right: Posting to Instagram, officialfishhub commented on 5/1, “Couple of nice spotted from the other day, YUM Thumpn’ Dinger @yum_baits was on fire!  Follow @officialfishhub for more.”

3 photos above:  Frank Earl Smith Jr. Shared on Facebook 5/5 and wrote, “Well we had a fun great fishing day at Lake Comanche. We caught a total of 7. 6 were rainbows and 1 lighting the biggest fish 6.25 lb my brother Robert caught that one.”

Right: Robbie Dunham‎ of the Koke Machine Guide Service posted in the Gold Country Fishing Report on 5/10, “Quick 5 fish limit, 5 by 8:30, Open Water, Speedy Shiners”

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4 shots above: Dave Jans of West Sacramento posted these shots of himself with this brother and dad on 5/5 commenting,  Another successful trip to Lake Camanche – I was able to get Dad and Mike on the big fish! We had a great day!” He also reported, “Bass are holding close to the shore and hitting on just about everything they see! This is a great time to come out and see the quality fish Lake Camanche has available. please remember to release bass quickly this time of year so they can return to their nesting beds.”

Right: Gary Stewart posted to the Lake Camanche Fishing FB page on 5/8 and shared this picture of his daughter, Morgan with this huge kittie. He wrote, “Trolling with a speedy shiner we caught this good sized cat…. They grow em mean in lake Camanche….”


4 photos above were shared by Nathan Fulkerson on Facebook. He reported, “I was using plastic worms for the bass and mouse tails for the trout.”

Right: Nicholas Conrad posted to the Lake Camanche Fishing FB page on 5/4 and wrote, “We caught them on jerk baits shaky heads and drop shot”

Left & right: Mike Bouse, @like.a.abouse, shared on Instagram these shots on two different days 5/6 & 5/8, “@lakecamanche Spotted Bass couldn’t pass up the @livetargetlures baitball spinner!” “Lake Camanche Bassin” #lakecamanche #kayakbassfishing

Three photos above: Ron Pereira was out to the Lake last weekend 5/5 and wrote on FB, “We had a great time at the lake this weekend!”



4 shots above were sent via email. Matt Brown Sr. wrote on 5/5, “Browne brothers, Mark, Matt, and Matt Jr. Had a good couple of days out at Camanche recently. Bass on Squarebills and Senkos up shallow and a couple of nice trout trolling Berkley dredgers in the south shore area.”

Right: This picture as posted to social media on 5/9 by Joefish Guide Service commenting, “Richard got One!! Velocity’s Ninja rod made quick work of this 8lb. 10oz. slug! This fish was caught in the causeway at 30′ on a copper/orange speedy shiner covered in Pro-Cure Trout bait sauce at 2.8mph. Fillets are compared to those of a 16″er., Work Sharp sharpeners keep my Williams Co. Knives sharp enough to make my job filleting easy whether on a fish large or small. Thanks, Captain Joe”

4 photos above: 5/9 MikeLeong, aka mleong876 on Instagram was having a good run on the lake. He wrote, “Got a couple of hours in last night before the sun went down @lakecamanche @fishgloomis@doit_molds #bassfishing #lakefishing #rangerboats#bigbitebaits #fishinglife.” Also, “My cousin and I got an early start to the weekend.”


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3 shots above were posted on Instagram on 5/7/19 by Alexys, aka alexysjayd  “Caught some nice bass and trout!” #CnR,#catchandrealease, #girlsthatfish, #bassfishingalexysjayd

Right: Angler, Rick Henderson hamming it up, posted this shot to FB on 5/10 writing, “Just out having a little fun today. Thought I’d beat the weekend rush, but that didn’t work out. Lots of fish, but no big ones.”

Cover, left & right: Holly Kelley posted to FB writing, “So much fun at the lake on Mother’s Day Weekend!”

Thank you to all those that choose Lake Camanche and to those that share their pictures!